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  • Moments Politiquesby Jacques Ranciere; Mary Foster

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    How do we define politics?  What is our role in the unfolding of the political? Moments Politiques  finds Jacques Rancière, the legendary French philosopher, addressing these questions in essays and interviews drawn from thirty years of passionate public discourse. Reflecting on events from the Paris uprisings of May 1968 to the near present, and... more...

  • An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?by Geoffrey Robertson

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 27.78

    The most controversial issue still arising from the First World War - was there an Armenian Genocide? - will come to a head on 24th April 2015, the day when Armenians around the world will commemorate it and Turkey will deny it ever happened. This question has an international impact; 20 parliaments in democratic countries have voted to recognise... more...

  • Was ist eine Ruine?by Alain Schnapp; Andreas Wittenburg

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 8.41

    Ein Essay zur Weltgeschichte der Ruinen. Alain Schnapps Essay entwirft eine Universalgeschichte der Ruinen. In globaler Perspektive blickt er auf die unvermeidliche Beziehung, die jede Zivilisation mit den Ruinen unterhält. Manche von ihnen vertrauen darauf, dass riesige Monumente dafür sorgen werden, die Erinnerung zu bewahren, andere verlassen sich... more...

  • Insurrections of the Mindby Franklin Foer

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic , an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing... more...

  • Insurrections of the Mindby Franklin Foer

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic , an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing... more...

  • Pieds-noirs, les bernés de l'Histoireby Alain Vincenot

    Archipel 2014; US$ 17.99

    Il y a soixante ans, une trentaine d?attentats antieuropéens faisaient basculer l?Algérie dans la guerre. Huit ans plus tard, plus d?un million de Pieds noirs, spoliés, traumatisés, chassés d?un pays qu?ils croyaient être le leur, étaient « rapatriés » en catastrophe en métropole, où leur exode était minimisé et leur mémoire piétinée, alors que la... more...

  • The War on Povertyby Kyle Farmbry

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 94.99

    The War on Poverty: A Retrospective examines the strategies and programs launched since 1964 through the eyes of academics and practitioners engaged in education, health care, social services provision, and community economic development. more...

  • Tacitus and the Tacitean Traditionby Torrey James Luce; Anthony John Woodman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    In this volume distinguished scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the work of Tacitus in its historical and literary context and also show how his text was interpreted in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. Discussed here, for example, are the ways predilections of a particular age color one's reading of a complex author and why... more...

  • From Sappho to De Sade: Moments in the History of Sexualityby Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalités . Yet historians have only recently begun to study sexual practices in any depth, establishing that sexuality is not a biological constant but an ever-changing phenomenon, continuously... more...

  • Ireland in the Worldby Garret FitzGerald

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    A collection of essays, many of which have not previously appeared in print, on Irish history and politics, contemporary Irish society and world affairs by twice former Taoiseach and respected columnist Garret Fitzgerald. Also available in paperback. Dr. Garret FitzGerald was twice Taoiseach, from 1981 to 1982 and again from late 1982 to 1987, and... more...